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My information pertains to the US, but this may be the same (or relevant) to Chinese market phones. You likely have the European spec phone with Chinese software.
 
In'''''In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them forwithout permitting unlocking with LG isare AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to thoseVerizon.''''' T-Mobile has left the OEM Unlock option be on a lot of us who know about Samsung KNOXphones, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be addedmay not allow unlocking. Sprint is a complete unknown to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''me.
In'''''In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them forwithout permitting unlocking with LG isare AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to thoseVerizon.''''' T-Mobile has left the OEM Unlock option be on a lot of us who know about Samsung KNOXphones, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be addedmay not allow unlocking. Sprint is a complete unknown to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''me.
 
The way LG does it is they have a whitelist on their entire phone lineup, but you can onlythe phones that goes by the model number. Ex: You can’t unlock a LG G4 H815 since it’s the AT&T SKU, but the H810 is unlockable. LG limits it onto [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703|supported devices]. While this lets you flash custom ROMs on the phone, the cellular baseband is still locked to changes outside of a SIM unlockm unless you can find a way to do it through a 3rd party unlock tool. This generally requiresforce the bootloadermatter like we used to be unlocked anyway, so it’s best to get it out ofdo with the way if you’re sure you want to change the band support on the phone if it’s a questionHTC phones worth caring about.
The way LG does it is they have a whitelist on their entire phone lineup, but you can onlythe phones that goes by the model number. Ex: You can’t unlock a LG G4 H815 since it’s the AT&T SKU, but the H810 is unlockable. LG limits it onto [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703|supported devices]. While this lets you flash custom ROMs on the phone, the cellular baseband is still locked to changes outside of a SIM unlockm unless you can find a way to do it through a 3rd party unlock tool. This generally requiresforce the bootloadermatter like we used to be unlocked anyway, so it’s best to get it out ofdo with the way if you’re sure you want to change the band support on the phone if it’s a questionHTC phones worth caring about.
 
If you’re okay with the obvious risks, the instructions on how to unlock the bootloader [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702|can be found here (LG Developer)].
 
While I’m aware of how to deal with the bootlader, I’m not sure about altering the basebands on the phone. LG locks this down pretty goodgood (unlike HTC back in the day), so you either need to use an exploit or a hack that requires an unlocked bootloader to evenunlock the radio itself. Most people have a descent shot at getting it doneno need to.
While I’m aware of how to deal with the bootlader, I’m not sure about altering the basebands on the phone. LG locks this down pretty goodgood (unlike HTC back in the day), so you either need to use an exploit or a hack that requires an unlocked bootloader to evenunlock the radio itself. Most people have a descent shot at getting it doneno need to.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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My information pertains to the US, but this may be the same (or relevant) to Chinese market phones. You likely have the European spec phone with Chinese software.
 
In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them for unlocking with LG is AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to those of us who know about Samsung KNOX, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be added to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''
 
The way LG does it is they have a whitelist on their entire phone lineup, but you can only unlock it on [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703|supported devices]. While this lets you flash custom ROMs on the phone, the cellular baseband is still locked unless you can find a way to do it through a 3rd party unlock tool. This generally requires the bootloader to be unlocked anyway, so it’s best to get it out of the way if you’re sure you want to change the band support on the phone if it’s a question.
 
If you’re okay with the obvious risks, the instructions on how to unlock the bootloader [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702|can be found here (LG Developer)].
 
While I’m aware of how to deal with the bootlader, I’m not sure about altering the basebands on the phone. LG locks this down pretty good, so you either need to use an exploit or a hack that requires an unlocked bootloader to even have a descent shot at getting it done.

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Edit by: Nick ,

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My information pertains to the US, but this may be the same (or relevant) to Chinese market phones. You likely have the European spec phone with Chinese software.
 
In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them for unlocking with LG is AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to those of us who know about Samsung KNOX, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that problem by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be added to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''
In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them for unlocking with LG is AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to those of us who know about Samsung KNOX, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that problem by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be added to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''
 
The way LG does it is they have a whitelist on their entire phone lineup, but you can only unlock it on [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703|supported devices]. While this lets you flash custom ROMs on the phone, the cellular baseband is still locked unless you can find a way to do it through a 3rd party unlock tool. This generally requires the bootloader to be unlocked anyway, so it’s best to get it out of the way if you’re sure you want to change the band support on the phone if it’s a question.
 
If you’re okay with the obvious risks, the instructions on how to unlock the bootloader [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702|can be found here (LG Developer)].

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Edit by: Nick ,

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My information pertains to the US, but this may be the same (or relevant) to Chinese market phones. You likely have the European spec phone with Chinese software.
My information pertains to the US, but this may be the same (or relevant) to Chinese market phones. You likely have the European spec phone with Chinese software.
 
In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them for unlocking with LG is AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to those of us who know about Samsung KNOX, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that problem by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be added to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''
 
The way LG does it is they have a whitelist on their entire phone lineup, but you can only unlock it on [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703|supported devices]. While this lets you flash custom ROMs on the phone, the cellular baseband is still locked unless you can find a way to do it through a 3rd party unlock tool. This generally requires the bootloader to be unlocked anyway, so it’s best to get it out of the way if you’re sure you want to change the band support on the phone if it’s a question.
 
If you’re okay with the obvious risks, the instructions on how to unlock the bootloader [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702|can be found here (LG Developer)].

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Original post by: Nick ,

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My information pertains to the US, but this may be the same (or relevant) to Chinese market phones.

In the US, the only carriers known to lock the bootloader AND not whitelist them for unlocking with LG is AT&T and Verizon; I don’t know with Sprint. It isn’t news to those of us who know about Samsung KNOX, but this will catch someone who doesn’t know about that problem by surprise. '''Because these two carriers are so hardline about it, these phones will never be added to the whitelist or likely unlockable at all.'''

The way LG does it is they have a whitelist on their entire phone lineup, but you can only unlock it on [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703|supported devices]. While this lets you flash custom ROMs on the phone, the cellular baseband is still locked unless you can find a way to do it through a 3rd party unlock tool. This generally requires the bootloader to be unlocked anyway, so it’s best to get it out of the way if you’re sure you want to change the band support on the phone if it’s a question.

If you’re okay with the obvious risks, the instructions on how to unlock the bootloader [http://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702|can be found here (LG Developer)].

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